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First the NBA, now the NFL

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef2, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp12/story/_/id/8239455/woman-set-officiate-nfl-game-first-time

    This should be interesting.

    Not only the reaction on this thread, but the reaction overall.
     
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    A woman as a scab is a very, very small step.
     
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This times 1,000.
     
  4. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    And she's a six-time national judo champion, too? Good. Now the NFL finally will have an official who can actually keep up physically with 22 young guys running up the down the field.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yes, what a landmark day... She'll referee an NFL game and then when the ref lockout finally ends, she'll likely never see a NFL field ever again...
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    And probably not a major Division I field either.
     
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Ed Hochuli is gonna fuck you up for saying that.
     
  8. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Pam Postema wonders what the fuss is all about.
     
  9. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    A little surprised it wasn't Sarah Thomas. She was the first female official to work a bowl game, back in 2009, has done Division I football for six years, worked the 2010 UFL championship game and the Senior Bowl this past January.
    Of course, she's also in the good graces of the "real" refs and was being groomed as an eventual NFL offical by traditional means. So if an offer came to cross the picket line it's understandable if she politely told the league to get bent.
     
  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    From Sam Farmer in the LA Times:
     
  11. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    He sure will.
     
  12. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

     
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